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Forbidden Secrets From Nature’s Pharmacy
To Reverse Diabetes and Blood Sugar Problems
How you can enjoy healthier blood sugar FREE of needles, insulin, meters and medications
By Michael Cutler, M.D.
Pioneer in Nutritional Medicine and Leading Expert in Effective Natural Health Alternatives
Table of Contents:
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Part I: What is Diabetes? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 What Exactly is Diabetes? The Costs of Diabetes Risk Factors for Diabetes Complications of Diabetes Controlling Blood Sugar Does Not Lower Cardiovascular Disease Risk Diagnosis and Medical Management of Diabetes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Discovering Diabetes Confirming the Diagnosis Managing and Monitoring Blood Sugar Prescription Drugs for Controlling Diabetes New Drugs for Diabetes Metabolic Activation Therapy (MAT) Some Prescription Drugs Worsen Diabetes Metabolic Syndrome and VAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 What Exactly is Metabolic Syndrome? Elevated Blood Viscosity Strongly Linked to Metabolic Syndrome The Hidden Perils of Abdominal Fat VAT Visceral Adipose Tissue (VAT) and Adipocytokines Foods That Improve Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Foods to Eat and Foods to Avoid The Glycemic Index of Foods Sucrose and Other Refined Sugars Adverse Health Effects of Sugar: What Has Science Proven? Artificial Sweeteners Least Healthy and Most Healthy Sugars A Special Note on Stevia Lifestyle Interventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 What to Eat Whole Food Recipes Other Healthy Tips Playtime Activities (Exercise) Stress Reduction What You Can Expect From 90 Days to True Health™ Nutrient Supplements to Lower Blood Sugar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Nutrient Supplements Herbs
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
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2 G Forbidden Secrets From Nature’s Pharmacy To Reverse Diabetes and Blood Sugar Problems
Diabetes mellitus Type 2 and associated blood sugar abnormalities are the most prevalent modern diseases that relate directly to what you eat. Along with cardiovascular disease and cancer, Type 2 Diabetes is a disease almost directly caused by the “affluence” of our nation. Affluence translates into a society in which you can get food quickly and easily, usually resulting in the consumption of highly processed and refined foods—those low in micronutrients and high in calories. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for example, in the last two decades we’ve eaten approximately 65 percent of our foods from the combined categories of refined white flour and refined white sugar sources—foods almost completely devoid of vital micronutrients. Therefore, diabetes, glucose intolerance, and metabolic syndrome top the list of “sugar-consumption” illnesses. What few physicians and patients are aware of is that not only can these illnesses be prevented, but they can be reversed—without drugs. Instead of using prescription medications, lifestyle interventions with or without additional nutritional supplementation has proven to eliminate diabetes, glucose intolerance, and metabolic syndrome in most individuals. In this report you will learn what these illnesses are, the conventional medical treatment approaches, and the natural and safer treatment options. To your health,
Michael Cutler, M.D.
4 G Forbidden Secrets From Nature’s Pharmacy To Reverse Diabetes and Blood Sugar Problems
diabetes kills more people than AIDS and breast cancer combined! It is estimated to be the sixth (some report the seventh) leading cause of death. Fifty to 75 trillion cells make up the organs and tissues of your body. kidneys. heart muscle. for example. What Exactly is Diabetes? Diabetes is a condition of dysfunctional blood sugar metabolism. claiming more than 284. nerves. What happens when this process goes awry? In the case of Type 1 Diabetes (juvenile or insulindependent diabetes). blood vessels. and skin. So insulin must be supplied to the body on a regular basis. This “glycation” effect impairs the functioning of cell metabolism so that over time excess sugar damages your heart. they require the hormone called insulin to do so. But when sugar cannot get into cells readily. and even kidney tissues. a hormone that is produced by islet cells of the pancreas. the pancreas does not make sufficient quantities of insulin. To put it into greater perspective. nearly one in four individuals had diabetes in 2007.” Left unchecked. But among those aged 60 and older.000 American lives in 2007. then sugar in your blood remains too high so that it begins to damage certain organs of your What is Diabetes? G 5 . With the much more common Type 2 Diabetes. nerves. Muscle cells. insulin resistance leads to increased levels of insulin and further non-responsiveness by your cells. For glucose molecules to be able to enter your cells where they can be utilized as a fuel source. This sugar can then readily attach to the cells of sensitive organs (such as your eyes). more than 23 million Americans have diabetes. The body is unable to create or effectively use its own insulin. use basic glucose sugar molecules to generate the energy behind muscle contraction. So when sugar cannot effectively enter your cells to be utilized. including as many as six million individuals who have diabetes and don’t know it. insulin levels in the blood are higher than normal and not effectively moving sugar through cell membranes and into your cells. This is a condition called “insulin resistance. it stays in the blood stream in high amounts. Remember that with diabetes. I’ll explain insulin further. the dysfunction all starts at your cell level. But first know that every cell of your body needs sugar to function and stay alive.PART I What is Diabetes? According to the American Diabetes Association.
your pancreas and your liver.) to enter cells to be utilized there. too. blood vessels. Your pancreas makes both the digestive enzymes and the hormone. Two organs. the counter hormone glucagon off sets the drop in blood sugar by causing the stored sugars (in the form of glycogen and fat) to be made into more sugar. kidneys. maltose. nerves. caramel color. The hormone insulin has a counter hormone called glucagon.body. dextrose. etc. fructose. are largely responsible for the dysfunction. insulin is not made in sufficient quantities by the pancreas. and skin. But in the more common Type 2 Diabetes. insulin becomes over H3C—C—COONAD+ N + NADH NADH + H NAD+ HO — — H—C—COO— H—C—COOH malate pyruvate CO2 H3C—C—SCoA acetyl-CoA CoASH H — — H citrate O = — C—COO- H—C—COOHO—C—COO— H—C—COO— H oxaloacetate H2O H—C—COO- — H — H—C—COO— — — H2O = H—C—COO-OOC—C—H fumarate Krebs Cycle H = — NAD+ H + NADH CoASH — Pi H — H—C—COO= — H—C—H GDP C—SCoA O succinyl-CoA H—C—COOH—C—COOHO NAD+ NADH + H isocitrate FADH2 H—C—COOH—C—H C—COOO a ketoglutarate H — — H—C—COO— H—C—COOH succinate GTP CO2 6 G Forbidden Secrets From Nature’s Pharmacy To Reverse Diabetes and Blood Sugar Problems — — FAD CO2 . However. When insulin triggers sugar (sucrose. in case of juvenile or insulin-dependent diabetes. insulin. corn syrup. It attaches to the cells of other organs such as your heart.
This is a condition of insulin resistance. In this process. You could even say this includes the risk factors of the risk factors. one molecule of sugar along with the enzymes to drive the reaction turns into energy units (ATP) and carbon dioxide as shown on the previous page (this is extremely simplified from the full version). The basic metabolic process of making energy that is performed by the mitochondria of each cell is called the citric acid. blindness. but risk factors you may not be able to do anything about. As I said before.1 By 1995. However. In 1969. was $19. peripheral nerve disease and nerve pain. These include heart disease and stroke. related illnesses. Persons with diabetes experience elevated risks of a variety of other illnesses including heart disease and stroke. and lifestyle habits which correlate with having or getting diabetes. kidney damage and failure. where the liver. Let me explain. and skin disorders. Risk factors are findings and associations to an illness. tricarboxylic acid. however. sugar is the energy source for the basic energy machines of each cell called the mitochondria. That seemed like a lot at the time. or “Krebs” cycle. blindness. and skin disorders. but not effective at the cell membrane as mentioned.produced. diabetics also experience higher risk from a wide variety of other illnesses. In both types of diabetes. in 2007. Known causes of diabetes are anything that worsens normal function of cell metabolism. For example. peripheral nerve disease and nerve pain. but it was only the tip of the iceberg.8 billion. Why? Because diabetes is easily the most preventable of all the chronic diseases! And while all chronic illnesses are similarly rising in total costs.2 Risk Factors for Diabetes Are you aware that risk factors and actual causes of diabetes are different? This is important to know because you can eliminate causes. in 1986. including healthcare expenditures and productivity forgone due to disability and premature mortality. we could not say that watching too much TV directly causes your blood sugar to go high. muscle.6 billion of the healthcare costs in the United States.200 percent increase over the course of a single generation! Finally. And the most frustrating part for a physician such as myself? None of these health problems have to occur. The Costs of Diabetes Diabetes accounts for approximately 20 percent of all healthcare dollars in this country. it was estimated that diabetes cost us more than $174 billion—or one out of every five healthcare dollars was spent on someone with diagnosed diabetes. Then. the basic problem results in a high circulating blood sugar level which damages other vulnerable organs as mentioned above. diabetes is the most preventable of all the illnesses. What is Diabetes? G 7 . any risk factor for sedentary lifestyle (such as owning a TV or feeling you aren’t athletic) would also be a risk factor for diabetes. Adding more to the overall cost. diabetes accounted for $2. That’s a 5. the economic burden of diabetes in the United States was a whopping $137 billion. kidney damage and failure. and other organ’s cell membranes don’t respond to insulin. brain. such as lab results. the total economic burden of Type 2 Diabetes. Known causes of diabetes actually contribute to the development and progression of diabetes.
Jan. I High triglycerides. or numbness in the toes. Native Indian. or moodiness after meals.Conventional medical wisdom would say that diabetes is caused by your genetic programming. African-Americans. smoking. This will be described in greater detail below. I Family history of diabetes in your immediate family or first degree relative. blurred vision. I Lack of physical activity or exercise.3 I Any chronic disease state. I Symptoms of low blood sugar: Nausea. there are several benefits to lowering diabetes risk by keeping fit. Chronic inflammatory disorders of many types have been linked with enhanced risk for diabetes. excess thirst. You might say that the cause started several generations ago with poor eating habits and expression of illness. which gets compounded through offspring. Even if you don’t naturally lose weight by exercising. weight loss. characterized by obesity. I Polycystic ovary syndrome. Hispanics and Asians/Pacific Islanders should be offered screening at an earlier age. blurred vision. Yet we know that there is always a genetic component to expressing diabetes—which can be reversed through lifestyle modification. Supplement 1. I Race/ethnicity: African American. (Patients with acanthosis nigricans. I Obesity with its multiple causes and contributors. 8 G Forbidden Secrets From Nature’s Pharmacy To Reverse Diabetes and Blood Sugar Problems . This is caused by inflammatory foods. and fewer than normal menses. these chemicals persist in the environment and in food products with measurable levels. Vol. 26. Native Alaskan. I Pesticide exposure: According to researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). which are an early sign of a high insulin state. As you read the list of risk factors for diabetes below please focus on the ones that you can do something to change. Diabetes Care. which has an 80 percent correlation with developing diabetes. weakness. Hispanic. I Symptoms of increased urination. In other words. or anything else that causes or promotes inflammation at the cell level. Asian.5 Some of the pesticides used by these workers are known to be used by the general population. stressful lifestyle. I Birthing a baby more than nine pounds. 2003). I Skin tags. facial hair. I Known cardiovascular disease. licensed pesticide applicators who used chlorinated pesticides for more than 100 days in their lifetime had a 20 to 200 percent increase in risk for diabetes. The risk for high blood pressure is shared with other risks for diabetes such as obesity and sedentary lifestyle. genetic risk is not really the cause. Knowing the risk factors that you CAN modify or eliminate is what you are interested in. right? These are the risk factors that you can do something about: I High blood pressure. Reference: Screening for Type 2 Diabetes.4 I Metabolic syndrome. or Pacific Islander. or history of gestational diabetes. I Excess anger or depression. Though other insecticides in this study are no longer available on the market.
gov) (NIEHS). and What is Diabetes? G 9 . Among these.niehs. “The fact that all seven of these pesticides are chlorinated provides us with an important clue for further research. niehs. from both states. the researchers analyzed data from more than 30. It is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting basic.gov) is a prospective study of licensed pesticide applicators from North Carolina and Iowa recruited in 1993-1997 at the time of license renewal.gov. the National Cancer Institute (NCI).347. are also associated with diabetes. and cynazine) that increased the likelihood of diabetes among study participants who had ever been exposed to any of these pesticides. one of 27 institutes and centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). although genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise appear to play roles. mostly farmers. or 32. heptachlor. Previous studies found that organochlorine insecticides such as chlordane were associated with diabetes or insulin levels. The cohort includes 4. All seven pesticides are chlorinated compounds. The primary mission of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (http://www. and translational medical research. The cause of diabetes continues to be a mystery.nih. trichlorfon. treatments. To conduct the study. alachlor. they found seven specific pesticides (aldrin. is to reduce the burden of human illness and disability by understanding how the environment influences the development and progression of human disease.nih.000 licensed pesticide applicators participating in the Agricultural Health Study. The researchers also found that study participants who reported mixing herbicides in the military had increased odds of diabetes compared to non-military participants.nih. chlordane.916 commercial applicators from Iowa and 52. The study was a collaboration of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). 1. The new study shows that other types of chlorinated pesticides. and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The 31.” said Kamel. S.171 applicators who developed diabetes since enrolling in the study to those who did not develop diabetes. The National Institutes of Health (NIH)—The Nation’s Medical Research Agency is a component of the U. Researchers compared the pesticide use and other potential risk factors reported by the 1.More on Pesticide Exposure as it Relates to Diabetes Diabetes occurs when the body fails to produce enough insulin to regulate blood sugar levels or when tissues stop responding to insulin. For additional information. a prospective study following the health history of thousands of pesticide applicators and their spouses in North Carolina and Iowa. More than 75 percent.171 reported a diagnosis of diabetes in the follow-up interview. The majority of the study participants were non-Hispanic white men.395 private applicators. Among the 50 different pesticides the researchers looked at. including some organophosphate insecticides and herbicides. The Agricultural Health Study (AHS) (http://aghealth. clinical. dichlorvos. were free of diabetes at enrollment. and an even greater risk as cumulative days of lifetime exposure increased. of the spouses of married private applicators also enrolled in the cohort.787 applicators in this study included those who completed an enrollment survey about lifetime exposure levels.nci. visit the NIEHS Web site at http://www. More than 23 million Americans have diabetes. and two organophosphate pesticides. and updated their medical records during a five-year follow-up phone interview. Department of Health and Human Services. and it investigates the causes. the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). three organochlorine insecticides. including two herbicides.
It was the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) which showed that you can slow the onset and progression of retinopathy by having better control of blood sugar levels. Retinal disease is the most common diabetic eye disease and leads to blindness. those who kept their blood sugar levels at or near norVitreous gel mal had much less kidney and nerve disease. Rather. 2008. and there is an inflammatory process there in which tiny blood vessels swell and burst and block blood flow.gov. Then inflammation ensues. Amer J Epidemiol. visit http://www. In this procedure.nih. in which a growth of retinal nerve tissues block blood flow further. The key to know is that it develops without symptoms of blurry vision or pain in most cases. Kamel F. Reference: Montgomery MP. In this study. kidneys. and the resulting high costs.niehs. Retinopathy The light-sensitive tissues of delicate nerves at the back of the eye make up the retina. it is wise to get an examination with your eyes dilated in order to know if intervention is needed before any vision loss occurs. Incident diabetes and pesticide exposure among licensed pesticide applicators: Agricultural Health Study 1993 2003.niehs. color vision. suffering. Although it causes some loss of side vision. then comes pain.000 laser burns in the affected areas of your retina (away from macula where you focus light rays). and immune system that is the real problem. Sandler DP.000 to 2. Research Triangle Park. diabetes is the leading cause of new blindness in adults ages 20 to 74. Saldana TM. This Optic nerve translated into reduced need for laser eye surgery. the surgeon places 1. Alavanja MCR. Iris Cornea Pupil Lens Iris Laser eye surgery is the conventional medicine treatment of choice to shrink the abnormal blood vessels. it is the effect of high blood sugar on your eyes. In fact.gov Complications of Diabetes Just having high blood sugar alone doesn’t cause any symptoms of pain or dysfunction. NIEHS. When these organs undergo damage from five to ten years of high blood sugar circulating in the blood stream. For more information about NIH and its programs. Therefore. NC 27709 United States http://www.nih. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) NH-10. laser treatment saves you from going completely blind. 167:1235-46. heart.6 The changes in the blood vessels of the retina are caused by the constant high blood glucose. nerves. It is most effective when done early on in disease 10 G Forbidden Secrets From Nature’s Pharmacy To Reverse Diabetes and Blood Sugar Problems . 111 Alexander Dr.cures for both common and rare diseases. skin. and night vision.
more than 60 percent of all non-traumatic amputations occur among people with diabetes. Diabetic neuropathic pain can arise from two different types of nerves: The C-fibers and from A-fibers. Diabetic patients are Hemodialyzer 17 times more prone machine to kidney disease than the normal population. (where filtering but nearly 44 percent takes place) of all kidney failure is caused by diabetes. tramadol (Ultram®). gabapentin (Neurontin®) and phenytoin (Dilantin®). With long-standing sugar exposure these units become unable to filter the blood to rid uric acid and other metabolic wastes. For example. It is the sensory loss combined with the propensity for infections that leads to lower extremity amputations. The important thing to know is that pain from these two sources is perceived differently and treated differently. clonidine. the need for to dialyzer returning to body What is Diabetes? G 11 . lancinating kind of neuropathy is usually treated with capsaicin cream or the blood pressure pill. Narcotic pain relievers can always be used as a back-up with caution. dull.Nucleus Cell body Dendrites Axon terminals progression. not from war trauma.7 The newest drug for diabetic neuropathy is pregabalin (Lyrica®). or the centrally-acting pain reliever.8 When the kidney filtration shuts down due to Blood flows Filtered blood diabetes. Nephropathy The kidney nephron is the basic unit of filtration. Nerve weakness Myelin sheath disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrigs Disease) are Axon not part of the neuropathy of diabetes. The deep. Node of ravier Instead. Not only is diabetes the leading cause of end Hemodialyzer stage kidney disease. There I saw many amputees—mostly from long-standing uncontrolled diabetes. and gnawing pain is best treated with antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil®). The burning. anti-seizure medicines such as carbamazepine (Tegretol®). the neuropathy of diabetes is either a nerve pain disorder or a nerve Schwann’s cells sensory loss. Neuropathy Disease of nerves can result in a variety of illnesses. This is the main reason why dilated eye exams are done yearly in diabetic patients. I remember working at a Veterans Administration hospital during my medical school and residency training.
2 to 8. These studies are published in the June 5. 2008 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The American ACCORD study was supported by the NIH’s National Heart. intensive blood sugar control actually slightly increases heart attack and death rates. and insulin) is associated with significantly increased risks of death from any cause and death from cardiovascular causes.1 percent when they started the study. these findings are a surprise to many diabetes experts and go against what we doctors have been preaching for years—that using medications to normalize blood sugar in diabetics will decrease their heart attack risk. found totally new findings: That there is no reduction in heart attack rate and death from the standard therapy of intensive blood sugar control. Also.000 patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Lung. sulfonylureas. not just keeping blood sugar in the normal range. having had diabetes for eight to ten years. Hemodialysis (filtering the blood) is the most common treatment for kidney failure. This corroborates with an earlier UK study called the UKPDS trial. which similarly showed that reducing blood sugar from a Hemoglobin A1C of 8 percent down to 7 percent did not reduce heart attacks. involving more than 21.000 patients with Type 2 Diabetes. kidney dialysis becomes necessary to stay alive. physicians access a large artery in the arm and circulate your blood through the dialysis machine.9 According to two large recently reported clinical trials involving more than 21. These studies instead point to the fact that it takes really addressing the causes of inflammation (through lifestyle) which underlie cardiovascular disease.000 patients with Type 2 Diabetes. The purified blood is then returned to your vein as shown.Controlling Blood Sugar Does Not Lower Cardiovascular Disease Risk Two large studies. the American ACCORD12 and the Australian ADVANCE13 trials. In both studies the participants were typical adults with Type 2 Diabetes. the study revealed the intensive blood sugar reduction group to have 22 percent higher risk of death (54 more deaths). and a median blood sugar (glycated hemoglobin) level of 7. with an average age of 62 to 66 years. the researchers wrote that. persons with diabetes are two to four times more likely to develop heart disease than people without diabetes. During dialysis. In both studies patients were given a variety of drugs.000 Type 2 Diabetes patients who were treated and followed for five years. A whopping 65 percent of deaths among people with diabetes are due to heart disease and stroke.5 years. metformin. The Australian ADVANCE study involved more than 11.” Amazingly. the very outcomes the trial was designed to prevent. 12 G Forbidden Secrets From Nature’s Pharmacy To Reverse Diabetes and Blood Sugar Problems . “Near-normal glucose control (achieved with the use of combination therapy incorporating heavy use of drugs thiazolidinediones. A dialysis machine is basically an artificial kidney which is designed to detoxify your blood by removing impurities and metabolic waste. It involved more than 10. In fact. results showing up within two years of the study. with and without insulin. The study found no reduction in kidney disease risk or heart disease risk among those given aggressive blood sugar control. and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Conducted for only 3. as compared to the standard group. Heart Disease Cardiovascular disease is by far the most dangerous and prevalent complication of diabetes.
the main risk factors that increase your likelihood of coronary artery disease are the same ones for diabetic patients—namely hyperlipidemia. and yeast infections are much more common in patients with diabetes. This includes keeping blood thin with antiplatelet medications such as aspirin and clopidogrel (Ticlid®) and/or anticoagulants such as warfarin (Coumadin®). The skin is one organ that is commonly affected by this. In fact. they do have additional ones such as high blood sugar and microalbuminemia (protein spilling through the kidneys). abscesses. For example. and to deal effectively with stressful feelings. The mechanism of increased fungal infections in diabetes has to do with neutrophil (white blood cell) dysfunction. Intervention with prescription medications is done by most orthodox medical doctors. as well as oral anti-diabetic medications to lower blood sugar. weakened small blood vessels give poorer peripheral circulation. Fungal infections are less threatening of course. colds. to get consistent physical exercise. bacterial infections.This means that diabetics still must reduce the causes of cardiovascular disease like the rest of us and not rely on medications to keep their blood sugar in the normal range. there are infectious complications of diabetes including systemic infection with candida (candidiasis) and mucor (mucormycosis). For the patient with Type 2 Diabetes.11 This decreased neutrophil function is directly related to a high level of blood sugar. the cholesterol and triglyceride-lowering medications such as “statins” are prescribed. which can get deep into the nose and face tissues. Additionally. Also. the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa can cause deep ear infections we call malignant otitis. However. resulting commonly in bacterial cellulitis. Also. Yet for diabetics. and beta-blockers are also used heavily. hypertension. They must take heed to eat nutrient rich foods. and fungal skin rashes. Blood pressure-lowering meds such as angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. angiotensin II receptor antagonists.10 Infections Influenza. and smoking. every family physician knows that when a diabetic patient comes in with any of these bacterial skin infections. too. intervention is similar. which leads to skin ulceration and reduced delivery of neutrophils to skin areas of microbial entry. Tinea Facialis (ringworm on the face) What is Diabetes? G 13 . This is because the immune system is impaired due to long-standing out of control diabetes. they must act quickly to get the infection under control before it goes all the way to the blood stream and becomes a life-threatening infection.
” Frank diabetes is diagnosed when the fasting plasma glucose is 126 mg/dl or higher. diabetes is discovered because of one or more symptom that is noticed. Even if you do find your blood sugar to be above these values. These symptoms and signs to look for include: I Frequency of urination or urinating large amounts of urine I Unquenchable thirst I Losing weight without trying I Weakness and fatigue I Feeling very hungry or tired I Blurry vision I Tingling or numbness of hands or toes I Poor wound healing Confirming the Diagnosis Once there is a suspicion of diabetes. let me explain more about how to know whether you or a loved one has diabetes. Why not?—because you may then change what you eat and thus lower 14 G Forbidden Secrets From Nature’s Pharmacy To Reverse Diabetes and Blood Sugar Problems . But when plasma glucose gets in the 111-125 mg/dl range it constitutes “glucose intolerance. Discovering Diabetes Did you know that you may have diabetes. or two after-meal blood sugar values more than 200 mg/dl.PART II Diagnosis and Medical Management of Diabetes Now that you know what this disease we call diabetes is all about. Then I’ll cover the standard medicinal treatment methods for diabetes. it does not mean you are stuck with the diagnosis of diabetes. Normal fasting plasma glucose is below 110 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl). but you won’t find out unless you actually go looking for it? Typically. it is a simple finger stick blood test that determines whether you have diabetes or not.
This is very common and is available to all of you. In this case. and liver enzymes) I Lipid profile (cholesterol. For many years it has been believed that blood sugar levels will predict suffering and death rates from diabetes (a. This is called becoming “diet-controlled” which is not truly diabetes.k. It is a direct reflection of the average daily blood sugar levels for the previous three months (life of a blood cell is approximately 120 days). then it is only natural for patient and doctor to resort to drugs to control symptoms and manage the disease. In addition to frequent finger poke blood sugar testing. The problem with this recommendation is that it nearly always falls short of what is really required for someone to make a true lifestyle change to nutrient-rich raw and whole-foods eating. morbidity and mortality). But a recent large study has demonstrated that this is not true across the board—cardiovascular disease is one exception as I explained in the earlier section of this report entitled. urinary tract infections. or short-term hyperglycemia I Urinalysis (urine infection. kidney function) I Retinal eye scan (eye retina function) I Dental examination (teeth infection) I CMP (comprehensive metabolic panel which includes mineral electrolytes. it remains that way. Once a hemoglobin molecule has sugar attached (glycated). But just like many chronic illnesses. Diagnosis and Medical Management of Diabetes G 15 .a.these values into the normal range. And when these attempts to get blood sugar under control fail with minor adjustments in diet. recent febrile illness. Transient microalbuminuria may be caused by exercise. the hemoglobin A1C level measures the sugar molecules that are bound to hemoglobin molecules in blood cells. Managing and Monitoring Blood Sugar The following tests are used to track the health or deterioration of body organs affected by diabetes: I Microalbumin urine test (kidney function). triglycerides) I EKG test (heart function—especially looking for heart vessel insufficiency or hidden former myocardial infarction) I Hgb A1C (described below) The blood test known as hemoglobin A1C (also known as glycohemoglobin or glycosylated hemoglobin) is the gold standard blood test for following blood sugar control. “Controlling blood sugar does not lower cardiovascular disease risk. you would be diabetic if you were to let yourself eat anything you want. you CAN reverse them and change the way your body works. This is actually altering your genetic predisposition—changing your disease expression.” Prescription Drugs for Controlling Diabetes The use of pharmaceutical drugs in the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes is always after intervention with nutrition and exercise. kidney filtration.
it increases insulin sensitivity and insulin binding to cell receptors so that blood sugar can be used better by the cells. glyburide (Micronase®. Metformin is also used for polycystic ovary syndrome—with a weight-loss effect that is mild.17 Sulfonylureas These drugs have been in use since the 1950s. leg swelling. and the resulting calcium influx induces insulin secretion. Metformin (Glucophage®) Metformin originates from the French lilac (Galega officinalis). Acarbose (Precose®) and Miglitol (Glyset®) These are the alpha-glucosidase inhibitors. They can lower HbA1c levels 1 to 2 percentage points. They also raise the good cholesterol (HDL) and decrease triglycerides. worsening heart failure. They stimulate the beta cells of the pancreas to release more insulin. Therefore. they lower blood sugar by causing the pancreas to produce insulin. Equally important. The oldest one still in use is Chlorpropamide (Diabinese®). has been shown to decrease insulin resistance along with decreasing certain inflammatory molecules. Not only is it the best drug for overweight people with heart failure. Glynase®. they have also been associated with serious side effects including weight gain. It is only a short-term effect to decrease blood glucose levels and over time has only a small reduction in Hgb A1C level. a plant known to lower the symptoms of diabetes. the thioglitazones. They are taken 30 minutes before or just before starting each meal. is an intestinal wall enzyme that releases glucose from large carbohydrates for absorption. It also decreases the absorption of sugar from the intestinal tract.16 It acts to reduce the formation of new usable sugar in the blood. Sitagliptin does not tend to cause weight gain and has a neutral or even a positive effect on blood cholesterol levels. the interleukins (such as Interleukin-6). a process called gluconeogenesis.19 Repaglinide (Prandin®) and Nateglinide (Starlix®) Repaglinide and Nateglinide (Starlix®) lower blood glucose by stimulating the release of insulin from the pancreas.18 Unfortunately.14 It is now the first-line drug of choice for the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes. 16 G Forbidden Secrets From Nature’s Pharmacy To Reverse Diabetes and Blood Sugar Problems . Rosiglitazone (Avandia®) This family of drug. and Diabeta®).Below I have reviewed the mainstream prescription medications used by doctors today to control blood sugar. Sitagliptin (Januvia®) A new medication called Sitagliptin (Januvia®) helps improve Hgb A1C levels without causing low blood sugar symptoms (hypoglycemia) as a side-effect.15 but it is also the only antidiabetic medication proven to reduce the cardiovascular complications of diabetes. Therefore. and glimepiride (Amaryl®). They achieve this by opening the cell’s calcium channels. There are the second-generation drugs called glipizide (Glucotrol®). One of these is often combined with metformin. they block sugar from coming into the blood stream from food because the carbohydrates are not broken down into glucose molecules. and liver abnormalities. The enzyme alpha glucosidase.
percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTCA) d. pramlintide usually causes a mild weight loss. Patients with Type 1 Diabetes mellitus depend on external insulin (most commonly injected subcutaneously) for their survival because the hormone is no longer produced by the pancreas. absolutely NOT! In fact. lifestyle modifications c. It causes the cells of the liver. New Drugs for Diabetes Pramlintide (Symlin®) is a synthetic form of the insulin-like hormone amylin. Pramlintide injections taken along with meals have shown only a modest improvement in the Hgb A1C. or eventually they may have lots of insulin. Patients with Type 2 Diabetes mellitus either have relatively low insulin production. but the cells are resistant and no longer respond well to the insulin that is present. and fat to take up glucose from the blood. Along with exenatide (below) and metformin. It read as follows: In the diabetic patient with coronary artery disease. medical therapy b. When insulin is low or absent. According to current statistics in conventional medicine.Insulin The hormone insulin strongly affects metabolism of glucose in the body. it is better to get surgery for heart disease than to change your lifestyle! To this I say. this indication of the “standard of care” for medicine today showed up on a Family Practice Board Review practice examination. and it stops the use of fat as an energy source. It then stores glucose as glycogen in the liver and muscle. Exenatide is a synthetic version of a naturally occurring hormone that lowers blood glucose levels by increasing Would you choose surgery for heart disease reversal? According to the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association 2004 Guideline Update for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery. Exenatide (Byetta®) is the first in a new class of drugs called incretin mimetics. which form of therapy provides the best survival benefit? a. coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) The answer was: d. glucose is not taken up by cells so that the body begins to use fat as an energy source. coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) Diagnosis and Medical Management of Diabetes G 17 .20 This is because most all physicians only offer pharmaceutical drugs as the answer to controlling blood sugar. muscle. 80 percent of Type 2 Diabetics will eventually require insulin as the disease progresses. Amylin works in combination with insulin and glucagons to maintain normal blood glucose levels.
Aoki in the 1970s while he was a researcher at the Joslin Research Laboratory. as well as in diabetic individuals. It can replace the combination of metformin and a sulfonylurea when these together are not controlling blood sugar. However. It is performed in a physician’s office or clinic. MAT has been shown to permit heart. This therapy improves glucose oxidation in the liver and improves glucose metabolism throughout the body with a lasting effect for several days. also known as pulse insulin therapy or cellular activation therapy produces a uniquely superior improvement of diabetes that is not seen with other I. Therefore. the chart below contrasts the two types of therapy and the levels of insulin available to the liver. the patient remains on his/her usual treatment to control blood sugar. Here is where MAT makes a difference: It permits organs to use glucose as an energy source much more than usual and thus decreases the organ’s oxygen requirements. In normal. One unique thing is that it only works when there is an elevated blood glucose level so that it does not drop the blood sugar (hypoglycemia). This therapy mimics and enhances the effects of natural insulin secretion. but rather an improvement in the altered aspects of biochemistry/physiology that is responsible for diabetic complications. and other organs to function more normally and even to repair damage and heal. To better understand MAT and conventional insulin therapy. Exenatide is also injected along with meals. Metabolic Activation Therapy (MAT) MAT. skeletal muscle. This is a once-a-week treatment consisting of six hours of programmed intermittent intravenous insulin therapy along with oral glucose. affiliated with Harvard Medical School. the use of fatty acids requires more oxygen at the cellular level than using glucose. 18 G Forbidden Secrets From Nature’s Pharmacy To Reverse Diabetes and Blood Sugar Problems . or subcutaneous insulin infusions. During the remainder of the week.V. Two types of therapy in Type 1 Diabetes MAT Insulin injection site Insulin reaches the liver Level of Insulin available to the liver Pattern of insulin delivery to the liver Directly into a vein Rapidly Very High (200-1000 microU/ml)* Pulses—sharp spikes Conventional Insulin Therapy Subcutaneous tissue Slowly Very Low (15-20 microU/ml)* Gradual rise and fall * microU /ml = one millionth of a Unit of insulin per milliliter. whether they are Type 1 or Type 2. Thomas T. MAT was developed by Dr.insulin secretion. The primary purpose of MAT therapy is not just good glucose control. important organs rely on fatty acid metabolism for 70 to 80 percent of their fuel. skin.
Some Prescription Drugs Worsen Diabetes The following medications are known to worsen blood sugar in diabetics: I Prednisone (strong anti-inflammatory) I Terbutaline (used to stop preterm labor or reverse asthma attacks) I Hydrochlorothiazide (diuretic) I Niacin (B vitamin) I Phenytoin (anti-seizure medication)21 Diagnosis and Medical Management of Diabetes G 19 .
According to the National Cholesterol Education Program guidelines. medical cases involving “pre-diabetes” and diabetes are increasing at a staggering rate. metabolic syndrome is characterized by three or more of the following: I Abdominal obesity. these two illnesses are definitely the most prevalent ones. In fact. Metabolic Syndrome22 Metabolic syndrome is also called an “insulin resistance syndrome. it’s highly possible that you’re already “pre-diabetic” and don’t even know it. It is estimated that metabolic syndrome affects approximately 45 million people in the United States—as many as one in four American adults over age 30! The disease is a cluster of conditions—including elevated blood pressure. and how common toxins and daily stress contribute to it. 20 G Forbidden Secrets From Nature’s Pharmacy To Reverse Diabetes and Blood Sugar Problems .” This condition is easily and often overlooked by physicians. or a “pro-inflammatory state.” a “pre-diabetic” condition. Why? Because it’s estimated that one in four American adults over age 30 is “pre-diabetic” with the number growing every day. excess body fat around the waist. Making matters worse. or visceral adipose tissue (VAT). I’ll explore the facts about “pre-diabetes” and diabetes so you can understand both your risks and your options. the main chemical that fuels the fire of nearly every chronic illness known! If you’re middle aged or older. elevated insulin levels. If you want to slow blood sugar problems—or even reverse them— this is must-know info! I’ll address visceral adipose tissue (VAT) too. elevated triglycerides. of all the health problems linked to a diet filled with refined and processed foods. These are the apple-shaped overweight men and women with visible excess fat around the middle.PART III Metabolic Syndrome and VAT What Exactly is Metabolic Syndrome? Around the world. I’ll also show you how refined sugars trigger your body’s production of inflammatory molecules in the body we call adipocytokines. low HDL levels—and a few more conditions that lead to greater risk of Type 2 Diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. also called VAT (visceral adipose tissue). I’ll explain this on page 22. this healththreatening condition is often overlooked by mainstream physicians.
Of all these. and otherwise nutrient-devoid foods. easily measured as elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) blood levels. Cardiologist. “is strongly related to the severity of the metabolic syndrome and that [these] parameters could be added to the indicators of the metabolic syndrome” as well as targeted to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.24 I High triglycerides. Now let me explain more details about the ill effects of excess belly fat. you will want to be screened for high blood sugar and lipid abnormalities. the two main risk factors for metabolic syndrome are abdominal obesity (VAT). A study published in the International Journal of Obesity noted obese patients (BMI > 28) had. which is mostly preventable and reversible. and obesity. This is not a usual test done at your doctor’s office. I Limited physical activity.Elevated Blood Viscosity Strongly Linked to Metabolic Syndrome An additional indicator of metabolic syndrome. which is determined by finding high insulin levels in the blood. Lei Zhang studied 1. on average. and insulin resistance. which is now commonly added into standard screening lab work. I Hypertension. If you have high blood pressure. I Insulin resistance. Metabolic Syndrome and VAT G 21 . according to the May 15. Blood tests that correlate with this are high fibrinogen or plasminogen activator inhibitor–1 levels. Not only were subjects with metabolic syndrome twice as likely to be in the highest viscosity group compared to the lowest. but those with four metabolic syndrome components were almost five times more likely to be in the highest blood viscosity group compared to the lowest. which is totally preventable and reversible. I Pro-inflammatory state. but can be sent out to a specialty reference lab. 15 percent higher diastolic blood viscosity than non-obese healthy controls. I Aging. LDL cholesterol. and high LDL cholesterol. best determined by a fasting and a one-hour post-glucose load blood sugar test. I Processed. low HDL cholesterol.23 The study authors stated that viscosity (blood thickness).400 middle aged adults and categorized them into four groups based on their blood viscosity levels. refined. which contributes to VAT. I Easy clotting. Blood viscosity is associated with many cardiac risk factors including high blood pressure. You can get these tested at your doctor’s office as part of a normal screening blood test. I Glucose intolerance. 2008 International Journal of Cardiology. demonstrates a strong relationship between elevated blood viscosity (easy clotting) and the severity of metabolic syndrome.
The good news is this inflammatory state is completely reversible by eating nutrient-rich whole foods. Optimal health corresponds with a waist to hip ratio below 0. that cause inflammation. Over the last ten years. belly fat is far more predictive of ill health.9 for men. It is now known that these belly fat cells secrete bioactive substances. That’s the bad news. which allows glucose to enter the cell to be utilized—a necessary function for you to live. Inside the fat cells of every obese abdomen is a reservoir of these adipocytokines. This should never be confused with subcutaneous fat. diabetes. you reduce your chronic disease and heart disease risk. and any other junk food you consume each meal turn on the bad adipocytokines. And. However. Type 2 Diabetes. high blood cholesterol. and cancer.28 The most accurate way to correlate all health risks that overweight or obesity conditions cause is by measuring waist circumference. But even more importantly. The good news is that there are also the “good” adipocytokines which reduce inflammation. and metabolic syndrome. called adipocytokines. plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1. Inflammatory foods such as refined sugars. you over-secrete bad adipocytokines and under-secrete the good adiponectin. The bottom line is that the healthy flat belly is best for your health and is not just for looks! 22 G Forbidden Secrets From Nature’s Pharmacy To Reverse Diabetes and Blood Sugar Problems . hypertension. a collagen-like protein which is notably anti-atherogenic and anti-diabetic. One of these good guys is adiponectin. it has been proven that as your fat around the middle increases. belly fat is far more predictive of poor health. has been proven to promote heart vessel disease. This directly results in laying the foundation for metabolic syndrome. and heparin binding epidermal growth factor. refined oils. much like cells of the immune system fight infection.7 for women and 0. What I am talking about is the amount of nutrient-rich foods you eat.26 Sound horrible? Now I’ll let you in on the good news. found below the skin in the normal healthy individual. But the best news of all is that you can turn on or turn off the good or the bad adipocytokines just by your nutritional state! I don’t mean by the amount of food you get each meal. The fact is.The Hidden Perils of Abdominal Fat (VAT) Abdominal fat is also known as VAT (or visceral adipose tissue). rather than body mass index (BMI). These cells release chemicals that viciously attack your normal tissues and create deadly inflammation—the very cause of diabetes. Except that these adipocytokines do not fight infection—instead they fight your normal tissues! The names of some of these adipocytokines are visfatin. tumor necrosis factor-alpha. which wage the war of inflammation—the very cause of diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. when you reduce your waist circumference to normal size. cardiovascular disease. Visceral Adipose Tissue (VAT) and Adipocytokines The accumulation of visceral adipose tissue (belly fat). Reducing your abdomen fat also improves your cholesterol levels. scientists have studied belly fat cells and the findings are quite alarming. you improve your cell receptor’s sensitivity to insulin.27 And it only takes a modest weight loss for the person with VAT to substantially improve their metabolic profile.25 As opposed to subcutaneous fat (below the skin).
corn chips. At the bottom of the chart are foods you know and love. and popcorn I 18 pounds of candy Foods That Improve Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome G 23 . let me tell you more about foods to eat and foods to avoid for health. which are the refined and processed foods that cause chronic illness over time. If you’re ready to make some healthy changes to your lifestyle… if you want to undo some of the damages of bad eating habits… and if you’re ready to lose weight and keep it off—this is the perfect system to do so. This I call food concentration. I will explain this program in greater detail later in this report. Therefore. You know that just reading one of the thousands of recipe books and diet books available at book stores today will not be enough for a real lifestyle change.PART IV Foods That Improve Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome The real treatment for diabetes begins with what you put into your mouth every day. That is why I created the 90 Days to True Health™. each year the average adult consumes: I 100 pounds of refined sugar I 55 pounds of fats and oils I 300 cans of soda pop I 200 sticks of chewing gum I 5 pounds of potato chips I 7 pounds of pretzels. or nutrient density. There is an entire strategy you must learn to be able to do this effectively. Foods to Eat and Foods to Avoid To better understand how to prevent and reverse diabetes. comprehensive program for lifestyle change to truly optimize your health. The foods to eat are the foods highest in micronutrients while being lowest in calories. to learn about nutrient rich foods and how to prepare such foods that you can enjoy will be the key to your success. Below is a chart that depicts the foods highest (score = 100) in micronutrients while being lowest in calories. Did you know that the USDA reported that 65 percent of our nation’s total food consumption is from refined white flour and refined sugar products? According to 2000 USDA statistics.
though they are absorbed more slowly into the blood stream than sugars. depression. pudding. fruit juice. and cookies are high glycemic sugars that are quickly absorbed into your blood stream. TV dinners. these carbohydrates and sugars have almost no micronutrients (vitamins. sinus infections. miracle whip.I 20 gallons of ice cream I 50 pounds of cakes/cookies If you eat like the average American. can. Sweet foods like honey. But now you might ask. alcohol. or package (examples are crackers. fruit snacks. and even irritable bowel syndrome are worsened by high sugar intake. It is mainly made up of starchy grains. minerals. contributing to most all chronic illnesses. consider what your body would feel like once you learned to implement tasty meals mostly from foods high on the nutrient concentration chart on the following page. In contrast. It has become the American way. Consider the foods that fill up that bottom layer of the government’s food pyramid. sodas. starchy foods like rice. “What CAN I eat and drive my body to optimal health?” The answer to that question is more complex than a simple list. and crackers quickly turn into sugars in the body. you know that nutrient-rich foods ARE NOT the following foods. Why?—because it is in the LEARNING HOW to put these foods into your lifestyle that makes any real difference. syrup. The constant sugar overload eventually takes a toll on your body. right? But do you eat nutrient-rich foods consistently and love eating them? That is why I am so excited to tell you about my 90 Days to True Health™ program (later in this report). which I call the “foods to avoid. so don’t feel bad. Remember. French fries. and healthy oils) to optimize cell function. and the list goes on). most cold cereals. fatigue. white breads. you are addicted to the taste and the low price of refined foods. enzymes. as I will explain in greater detail further on in this report. These carbohydrates are essentially low glycemic index sugars. potato chips. cakes. So they overload your body with glucose. Allergies. 24 G Forbidden Secrets From Nature’s Pharmacy To Reverse Diabetes and Blood Sugar Problems . candy. frozen pizzas.” They are: I all refined sugars I white bread I white rice I processed meats I processed cheeses I dairy milk I juices that are not fresh juiced I hydrogenated and trans-fatty fried foods I processed and altered foods that come in a box. fiber. bottle. carbonated drinks. ADHD in children. antioxidants. cookies. pastas. Just learn what you can do differently from here on. For some examples. For sure. You could probably list them.
red potatoes. corn. it is sad to say that the advertisers have won out— because refined sugar consumption steadily increased by 42 percent to a whopping 200 pounds in 2004! Foods That Improve Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome G 25 . carrots. celery. wheat Raw nuts and seeds Fish Unpasteurized fresh dairy. onions. dried fruits have a higher glycemic index Starchy vegetables White potatoes. yellow/red peppers. water chestnuts. green beans. Brussels sprouts. soybeans. oats. zucchini Non-green. spinach. pumpkin. black beans. turnips.g. black-eyed peas. quinoa. millet.Nutrient Concentration Chart Most Nutrients per Calories = 100 100 Least Nutrients and highest in Calories = 0 Raw leafy green vegetables (darker greens have more nutrients) Kale. According to USDA data in 1980. peppers. chicken. buckwheat. dark leaf lettuces. sweet potatoes. squash. every person in America consumed on average 140 pounds of pure refined sugar (in addition to the sugar already in foods). sprouted grains. cabbage. First I’ll discuss the glycemic index and then explain which sugars are worst and best for health. wild meats Fat-free dairy Red meat Full-fat dairy Processed cheeses Refined white flour Refined oils Refined sugars 95 80 60 50 35 30 25 20 18 15 10 8 5 3 2 1 0 The Glycemic Index of Foods One important food in diabetes and metabolic syndrome is sugar. fowl (e. navy beans. fermented cheeses Eggs. And with the public’s growing awareness that refined sugar is not healthy. peas. cauliflower Beans and legumes Kidney beans. asparagus. mustard greens. broccoli. wild grain. garlic. Swiss chard. red beans. collard greens Solid green vegetables Artichokes. chestnuts Whole grains Barley. turkey). cucumber. parsley. brown rice. tomatoes. lima beans. mushrooms. non-starchy vegetables Beets. lentils Fresh fruits Fresh fruits of all types.
I Brown Sugar: Sucrose crystals from molasses syrup. Furthermore. you need to understand where they rank on the glycemic index. pastries. I Confectioner’s Sugar: Powdered sugar. you need to know which types of sugar have the lowest nutritional value so you can avoid them as much as possible! Thus. I Dextrose: Made from cornstarch. Do you suppose the processed sugar industry has anything to do with this FDA finding? 26 G Forbidden Secrets From Nature’s Pharmacy To Reverse Diabetes and Blood Sugar Problems . white sugar (sucrose) has the highest glycemic index score at 100. In Japan. Low-GI foods have slow absorption and produce gradual rises in blood sugar and therefore only minimally trigger insulin surges. derived from a small plant native to South America. I High Fructose Corn Syrup: Highly refined sugar source. has been used for centuries by the Paraguayan Indians to sweeten their bitter tribal beverages. They are also the ones most devoid of nutrients and are absorbed most rapidly. Because sugar comes in many different forms. Sucrose and Other Refined Sugars As you may remember. For example. stevia can only be sold as a dietary supplement and cannot be labeled as a sweetener. I Invert sugar: Glucose + fructose. cakes. stevia comprises about 40 percent of their sweetener market. stevia powder. lowers metabolic syndrome. 19 of these have no real fruit ingredients! You’ll continue to see TV commercials that unashamedly push high sugar and high trans-fatty foods to our nation. This lowers insulin resistance. as a first step to identifying sugary foods to avoid. In contrast.Refined sugary foods are by far the most inflammatory—not to mention addictive! This happens when you eat them on a regular basis and in relative high amounts per meal. You’ve seen them—fresh fruit (you’ll see raspberries. sodas. ice cream. more than half of grocery store children’s foods with pictures or names of fruit on the outer packaging actually contain no fruit at all! The food products that falsely advertise real fruit are mostly cereals and yogurt. instant cereals. etc.. white sugar (sucrose) and white flour foods include most all store bought cookies. donuts. in the U. and strawberries the most) blown up in size sitting in a bowl of cold cereal and milk. refined table sugar. even though it has no evidence of being toxic. As you know. sugary cold cereals. it’s important to be able to identify those with the highest nutritional value and implement them into a whole-foods diet. Below are some examples of refined sugars to beware of and avoid if at all possible. Yet. These sugars trigger insulin surges in the blood because of their high glycemic index and inflammation in body tissues over time: I Sucrose: White. pies. and lowers propensity to belly fat (VAT). muffins. The glycemic index (GI) is a relative ranking of carbohydrates (sugars) on a scale from 0 to 100 according to how rapidly they are absorbed and how high they raise blood sugar levels after eating.S. Of 37 top grocery store products that show pictures of fruit or used the words “fruit” or “fruity” on the packaging. These are also the ones that list “sugar” or “high fructose corn syrup” in the first three ingredients on the package. blueberries.
too. This time. Below are 18 categories in which sugar has been proven to harm you. Nov 1973)29 I Sugar helps reduce your defense against bacterial infection (Dental Survey. There are more than 100 separate studies demonstrating the adverse effects of sugar. anxiety. 2002)33 Sugar accelerates aging of skin and connective tissues: I suppose this is true largely because if you are eating sugary junk food. I Sugar can cause hyperactivity. Feb 1995)32 I Sugar reduces learning capacity (NeuroScience. and actually “acidifies” the already acidic tissues in these illness states. 1976)30 Sugar worsens mental functioning and behavior: I know at least for me. slows healing time from injury. I Sugar can suppress the immune system (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. my ability to focus and concentrate is clearly impaired after a big dessert—I’d rather just take a nap! Yet refined sugar is well known to affect behavior of children. I have included the scientific references in case a friend challenges me on this. I routinely encourage whole foods. herbal teas. consuming refined sugar has the real effect of allowing colds and flu viruses to last longer. and stop all refined sugars during an acute illness. 1986)31 I Sugar worsens the symptoms of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) (Journal of Pediatrics. Check out this brief list: Sugar weakens your immune system: Subtle as it may seem. difficulty concentrating.Adverse Health Effects of Sugar: What Has Science Proven? According to peer-reviewed scientific literature. refined sugar has many ways in which it destroys your health. and crankiness in children (Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. extra rest. healthy fluids. such as immune system suppression… impaired mineral absorption… skin age acceleration through decreased elasticity… worsening cancer growth… and even weakening eyesight. your tissues aren’t getting the lean protein and nutrients it takes to Foods That Improve Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome G 27 .
Dec 1999)46 I rectum (International Journal of Cancer. I Sugar causes premature aging with a loss of tissue elasticity and function which worsens the more sugar you eat over time (Annals of the New York Academy of Science)34 I Sugar can make our skin age by changing the structure of collagen proteins (Journal of Clinical Investigation. Nutrition and Physical Degeneration: A Comparison of Primitive and Modern Diets and Their Effects. May 1986)52 Sugar causes tooth decay: Have you ever seen the photos of the primitive people before— and then the next generation after they began to consume refined sugar from the industrialized nations in the early 1900s? In his book entitled. and cooked produce of all kinds) are part of the nutrition needs in order to overcome cancer and the literature is full of evidence of this from experimental and clinical studies. 1993)48 I kidney (European Journal of Cancer. Bacteria love to feed on the sugar and create acids to break right through any tooth with relatively weak enamel.function optimally. 1999)42 I breast (Cancer Causes & Control. 1993)40 I lung (Nutrition and Cancer. sugar causes free radicals and oxidative stress (Metabolism. 1999)44 I larynx (International Journal of Cancer. Yet there are even direct adverse effects of sugar on connective tissue according to the literature. I ovaries (Tohoku University School of Medicine. but there is evidence that sugar actually does adversely affect eyesight. I Sugar can weaken eyesight (VM Newsletter. 1993)35 I Sugar can make your tendons more brittle (Essence.” On the contrary. 1998)41 I prostate (British Journal of Cancer. Supplement. 1995)38 I colon (Cancer Causes & Control. raw. 28 G Forbidden Secrets From Nature’s Pharmacy To Reverse Diabetes and Blood Sugar Problems . Oct 1982)37 I stomach (European Journal of Epidemiology. 1987)50 I plus. Feb 2000)51 Sugar weakens eyesight: I hate to take away your dessert. 1996)49 I liver (Archives of Toxicology. 1998)47 I uterus (Cancer. nutrient-rich foods (juiced veggies. 1992)36 Sugar leads to/or increases most all cancers: In caring for the cancer patient it is well known that refined sugar “feeds cancer. Holistic Health Digest. 2002)45 I stomach (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.53 you’ll see how their healthy strong white teeth became severely decayed and misaligned in the first generation born to those eating refined sugar. 2002)43 I small intestine (International Journal of Cancer. 1994)39 I gall bladder (International Journal of Epidemiology Applied.
1974)60 Sugar contributes to lung. and allergy problems: By eliminating refined sugar from the diet. Yet there is even evidence that refined sugar weakens joint integrity along with setting up for inflammation there. right? Therefore. I Sugar can cause arthritis (Lancet. Nov 2004)62 I Sugar can cause emphysema (Journal of Gerontology. I’ve personally talked to several patients who’s symptoms ranging from mental fogginess and depression to fatigue and pain have been eliminated just by going on a “Candida cleanse” protocol (diet and supplements). 1988)65 Sugar feeds yeast infections with Candida Albicans: If you’ve ever baked bread. skin. 1990)63 I Sugar can contribute to eczema in children (The Saccharine Disease. Foods That Improve Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome G 29 . 1985)58 Sugar worsens your joints: Anyone with fibromyalgia and arthritis will tell you that high sugary meals worsen their symptoms. 1989)55 I The rapid absorption of sugar promotes excessive food intake in obese subjects (Pediatrics. and digestive tract. several of my patients have dramatically slowed allergic-related symptoms of the lungs.I Sugar can cause tooth decay and periodontal disease (FDA Report of Sugars Task Force. Your body doesn’t want it—it wants the real thing found in natural whole foods instead. I Sugar worsens multiple sclerosis (clinical experience) Sugar increases blood pressure: Though I don’t know the exact mechanism of why this is true. Feb 1986)59 I Sugar can increase your risk of gout (Sweet and Dangerous. mucus membranes. you know what happens to the yeast after you put the white sugar in: It starts foaming and growing. 1986)54 Sugar contributes to obesity (in case you weren’t sure on this one!): No explanation needed on this one… I Sugar contributes to obesity (British Medical Journal. 1984)66 Sugar worsens multiple sclerosis: These patients always improve symptoms by eliminating refined sugar foods from their diet. a yeast cleanse diet is one in which you avoid all refined sugar and white flour products (which get converted quickly to sugar in the digestive tract). I Sugar greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (The Yeast Connection. 1974)64 I Sugar causes food allergies (New York: Lick the Sugar Habit. 2003)57 I The body changes sugar into two to five times more fat in the bloodstream than it does starch (Nutrition Health Review. Aug 2002)61 and (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Mar 1999)56 I Sugar can increase the total amount of food consumed (Journal of Nutrition. I Sugar can cause asthma (Lin Chuang Er Bi Yan Hou Ke Za Zhi. skin.
1988)75 Sugar triggers salt and water retention: I may not have directly known why patients lose weight so fast by going off sugary foods and sodas! I Sugar induces salt and water retention (CCL Family Foundation. 2000)68 Sugar worsens diabetes and metabolic syndrome: This is obvious. Nov-Dec 1993)76 Sugar contributes to varicose veins: Just like other connective tissues. I Sugar can cause atherosclerosis (Circulation Research. I Sugar contributes to diabetes (Federal Protocol. as diabetes is a condition of too much sugar circulating in the blood. I can see how sugar can contribute to the weakening and expansion of veins under pressure. 1983)78 30 G Forbidden Secrets From Nature’s Pharmacy To Reverse Diabetes and Blood Sugar Problems . a Fundamental and Clinical Test. 1974)69 I Sugar can cause metabolic syndrome (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Oct 2004)70 Sugar contributes to atherosclerosis: The inflammatory effect of refined sugar in the body contributes to atherosclerosis as well as many other pathways of inflammation. I Sugar intake is higher in people with Parkinson’s disease (Neurology. Mar 1999)71 I High sucrose diets of subjects with peripheral vascular disease significantly increase platelet adhesion (Postgraduate Medicine. yet it makes sense if the nerve tissues of the brain in Parkinson’s disease suffer from an inflammatory state—which sugar enhances. I don’t have a large intestine!) churn and gas is produced soon thereafter! I The higher the sugar consumption the more the chance of getting irritable bowel syndrome (Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology. I Sugar can increase the systolic blood pressure (Journal of the American College of Nutrition. I Sugar causes varicose veins (On the Causation of Varicose Veins. 1979)74 Sugar can feminize men: One real reason not to feed our boys so much sugary foods! I Sugar increases estradiol (the most potent form of naturally occurring estrogen) in men (Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. I wasn’t aware of this. Sept 1996)73 Sugar can cause migraine headaches: I’ve even experienced this! I Sugar can cause headaches. 1998)67 I Sugar causes high blood pressure in obese people (Diabetes Mellitus. 1960)77 Sugar intake perpetuates intestinal disorders: I know this for a fact! Every time I eat refined sugar my small intestines (remember. including migraine (Lancet. 2nd Edition. Sept 1969)72 Sugar intake correlates with increased rates of Parkinsonism: Once again.I will test this out clinically with my patients by recommending no refined sugar to assist in lowering blood pressure along with other lifestyle changes.
I Dextrose: Made from cornstarch. Ralph G. these least healthy sugars are responsible for a number of scientifically proven adverse effects on health.. 92 percent identified one or more serious health problems with aspartame. Least Healthy and Most Healthy Sugars Below are some examples of sugars ranging from least healthy to more healthy. of the 74 industry-sponsored studies. This pattern from clinical trials is repeated in many areas of the food and health care industry. refined table sugar. I Confectioner’s Sugar: Powdered sugar. of which 74 studies were sponsored by companies promoting aspartame for profit and 90 studies were funded by independent (non-aspartame industry) money.Artificial Sweeteners Artificial sweeteners are even worse sugars than the refined sugars—except that they are usually only consumed in relatively tiny amounts. immune system suppression… impaired mineral absorption… skin age acceleration through decreased elasticity… worsening cancer growth… and even weakening eyesight. I Invert sugar: Glucose + fructose. and Equal® (a combination of aspartame. sucralose (Splenda®). They include acesulfame K (Sunette®). The least healthy sugars are the most refined. aspartame (NutraSweet®). carbonated drinks. And just to show you how deceptive and controlling “clinical trials” can be for ulterior motives. and all other such sweets also contain refined flour that is quickly digested down to sugars! And both the sugar and the refined flour are rapidly dumped into the blood stream in an unnatural fashion.D. cookies. six of those “independent” studies were FDA-sponsored and not really independent because a number of FDA officials took up employment with the aspartame industry immediately following aspartame’s FDA approval for its use in the food market (including the former FDA Commissioner). and maltodextrin). pies. I Brown Sugar: Sucrose crystals from molasses syrup. These sugars trigger insulin surges in the blood because of their high glycemic index: I Sucrose: White. There are more than 100 separate scientific studies demonstrating the adverse effects of sugar such as. Remember that foods like refined honey (typical grocery store honey). Chairman of the Center for Behavioral Medicine and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine reviewed 164 studies on the safety of aspartame. saccharin (Sweet’N Low®). donuts. What’s more. Walton. cakes. M. all of them (100 percent) claimed there were no problems found with aspartame! Even worse. Foods That Improve Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome G 31 . I High Fructose Corn Syrup: Highly refined sugar source. Of the 90 independent studies. pancake syrup. fruit juices. candy. Artificial sweeteners are being reported to the government’s adverse foods department in astoundingly high volumes—as much as 75 percent of all food complaints nationwide! These synthetic chemicals fake the brain into feeling satisfied from sugar. dextrose. the most devoid of nutrients. and are absorbed most rapidly.
complete vitamins.These Sweeteners Are the “Next Best Thing” These healthier sugars and sweeteners contain some nutrients. I Rapadura—essentially pure dried sugarcane juice much like sucanat. sweet potatoes. tree fruits. berries. devoid of most of its fiber. I Unsulphured Molasses—made from the juice of sun-ripened cane. vitamins. Maltose is the main sugar type here. I Fructose (levulose)—found in many foods in combination with glucose and galactose such as: Honey. and minerals. organic minerals. blackstrap molasses is the residue of the cane syrup after the sugar crystals have been separated. These whole-food sugars also come with micronutrients known as fiber. I Stevia—a sweet herb powder or liquid. enzymes. mannitol. iron. Fructose is a lower glycemic index (GI = 32) relative to sucrose (cane sugar). I Sugar Alcohols—sorbitol. and lack of exercise trigger special chemicals that cause destructive inflammation throughout the 32 G Forbidden Secrets From Nature’s Pharmacy To Reverse Diabetes and Blood Sugar Problems . The healthier sugars are: I Agave nectar—from a cactus-like plant in Mexico. colored. visceral adipose tissue (VAT). and phytochemicals. I Date or Kiwi Sugar—made from dehydrated ground dates or kiwis. and potassium. containing high levels of calcium. and crystallized. And these are found only in whole fruits and vegetables! Even dried fruits such as raisins and dates are great for sweetening food. I Raw Honey—made by bees and typically only sold in health food stores—still contains minerals and vitamins. the fruit itself is always a healthier sugar than the powder from the fruit. The take home message is this: Excessive refined sugar. Both are nutritious. For the Healthiest Sugars… Eat Whole Foods! Better than all those sugars listed above are what I call the healthiest sugars. antioxidants. It contains nine minerals and six vitamins as it is only minimally processed. I Turbinado—raw sugar cane juice that has been dehydrated. beets. Still contains some vitamins and minerals. I Fruit Juice Concentrate—remaining sugar from apples. I Rice Syrup—from rice and sprouted grains. However. Please limit refined fructose consumption because it has been shown to damage cellular function through a process called glycation of many age-related chronic diseases. Because it decreases infection from tooth-harming bacteria in the mouth. enzymes. melons. I Sucanat—non-refined cane sugar that has not had the molasses removed from it. parsnips. and onions. It should be considered a partially refined sugar. but still have a fairly high glycemic index. and xylitol (wood sugar or birch sugar). I Grade B Maple Syrup (unrefined)—from maple tree sap. xylitol gums have actually been well proven to reduce dental cavities.
Fortunately.body. Why? When you taste it and then read the health benefits of this non-sugar natural sweetener you will be amazed! First let me clear up some controversy about stevia. stevia can only be sold legally in the United States as a “dietary supplement” rather than a food.S. vegetables. fruits. There is just the great sweetening taste—without any calories! The stevia plant was once restricted in sale but now is approved as a food additive in the U. The greatest thing is that stevia has beneficial effects on obesity79 and it has even been proven to strengthen the immune system. This kind of chronic inflammation is at the root of chronic illnesses including cardiovascular disease.80 lower blood pressure. in December 2008 stevia was approved as a food additive and can be used as a natural sweetener. there aren’t any side effects to stevia. (http://en.JPG) Foods That Improve Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome G 33 .81 and slightly improve blood sugar control in diabetes. Stevia is native to South America and has in some species up to 300 times the sweetness of sugar. and herbal teas significantly reduce the occurrence of these and a host of other deadly diseases! To protect your health. metabolic syndrome. instead of a supplement. hypertension.wikipedia. However there are still some countries in the world where stevia is still regarded as illegal or merely a dietary supplement. And scientific literature and clinical experience both definitively show that diets high in fiber. start implementing a whole-foods diet in your life—TODAY! A Special Note on Stevia The sweet herb stevia is a Godsend to most of us who love sweet tasting foods. and even cancer. It has been the subject of trade complaints and embargoes on importation and handled at times by the FDA as if it were an illegal drug. diabetes.82 In fact. The result of the government intervention is that since the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) was passed in 1994.org/wiki/Image :Stevia-rebaudiana-total.
Having the guidance and ongoing motivation to actually implement healthy foods (so that you love it) is the much bigger step. Let me share some great recipes with you here. uncooked food sources. And finally.PART V Lifestyle Interventions Of course the main lifestyle habit is that of eating nutrient rich whole foods—with more than 50 percent of all meals from raw. I will touch on each of these areas now in detail. That is the job of the 90 Days to True Health™ program. Of course there are thousands of wholefoods recipes that I could choose from. What to Eat Knowing what to eat is only a small part of the equation of health. But it is an important step that I will assist you to learn. The next category of lifestyle for health is to develop an exercise routine that you love to do consistently. Whole-Foods Recipes Breakfasts and Desserts Strawberry Smoothie Handful ice Handful fresh or frozen strawberries 1 stevia packet 1/2 cup water or more Directions: Blend in power blender and serve Photo courtesy of Cali Cutler 34 G Forbidden Secrets From Nature’s Pharmacy To Reverse Diabetes and Blood Sugar Problems . They provide only a start for you to experience how good you can feel after eating raw foods and nutrient rich whole foods. there is dealing with stress effectively. But these are easy to do and very tasty.
and coconut together thoroughly. Add salt and pepper to taste. Lunch and Dinner “Can’t Believe I’m on a 500-Calorie Diet” Lasagna! 1 zucchini Marinara Sauce (prepare first.Chocolate Banana Smoothie 1 or 2 bananas 1 apple. turkey. pecans) 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1 cup flax oil 1 cup honey or Agave nectar (get at health food store) 1 cup raisins (or other dried fruit) Directions: Mix grains. Pour oil and 1/2 cup honey/nectar over mixture and stir well. Put back into oven and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes. Add vanilla and almond extract. rice. zucchini noodles. marinara again. pear. take out and mix in the raisins and any other dried fruit you wish. or almond milks) 1 cup crushed ice 1 tsp vanilla (optional) 1 handful almonds (optional) Heaping Tbsp cocoa (note that this has no sugar) Water to balance thickness desired Directions: Blend in power blender and serve The Best of Granolas 6 cups rolled oats (can use any combination of rolled grains) 1/2 to 1 cup wheat germ 1 cup unsweetened coconut 1 cup ribbon coconut 1/2 cup sesame seeds 1 tsp almond extract (optional) 2 Tbsp vanilla 1 cup or more of nuts (walnuts. When mixture is golden brown. as desired. next page) Spinach leaves 3. Spread on lightly oiled cookie sheet and bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown. seeds.5 oz of lean ground turkey (optional) Directions: Peel zucchini in flat. and then over again. Stir well and allow to cool. spinach leaves. Layer ingredients: Marinara sauce. Pour granola into large bowl and drizzle about 1/2 cup additional honey/nectar over the mixture. Lifestyle Interventions G 35 . wide slices like fat noodles. cashews. Cook turkey over the stove with spices and 1/4 cup water. or kiwi 1/2 cup milk (consider soy. nuts. Stir occasionally while baking. almonds. marinara.
Marinara Sauce 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 1/2 cups chopped onion 1 can (16 oz. (Note: The texture of the zucchini noodles improves when they are left to sit in the open air at room temperature for six to eight hours. combine lemon juice. peeled A pinch of nutmeg Boneless. top with sliced chicken.5 oz. In a high-speed blender. Arrange chicken in 13-by-9-inch baking dish.) Photo courtesy of Cali Cutler Turkey Wraps Romaine lettuce (in long.) whole peeled Italian tomatoes 2 Tbsp tomato paste Sea salt Directions: In a quart pan. pepper 36 G Forbidden Secrets From Nature’s Pharmacy To Reverse Diabetes and Blood Sugar Problems . Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. skinless chicken breast (optional) Chicken prep: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. mix well. Add onions and cook until softened.) Salsa (see next page) Dash sea salt. Stir in tomato paste and a dash of sea salt. Season with salt and pepper. wide strips) White turkey (3. then reduce heat. and simmer 20 to 30 minutes. and blend until smooth. and pour the sauce over the noodles. Drizzle with 1 Tbsp of lemon juice. Slice into strips. Zucchini “Pasta” with Chicken 1 to 2 zucchinis Juice from 2 to 3 lemons Sea salt 2 cloves garlic. heat oil on mediumhigh heat. Mix into zucchini noodles. Bring to a boil. Stir in tomatoes. garlic and nutmeg. sea salt. Directions: Peel and cut zucchini like spaghetti. Put the zucchini noodles in a serving bowl. breaking them with the back of the spoon. You may also use the Marinara Sauce (above). and serve.
and carrots) Salt and pepper 1/4 cup parmesan cheese Directions: In a medium nonstick skillet. sliced peppers (all colors). and a sliced tomato. sliced red onion. or mushrooms and cook until tender. onion. Grill chicken strips in remainder of marinade. or for an hour or two if overnight isn’t possible. Spread salsa and turkey onto the lettuce strips. Stir in leftover corn. Add diced pepper. or carrots. minced 1 jalapeno. then add lemon juice and sprinkle of cilantro. broccoli. Uncover and sprinkle with cheese. and mushrooms) Leftover cooked veggies (corn. and finely chopped 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 2 Tbsp olive oil 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into strip. onion. season with salt and pepper and stir mixture until it begins to thicken. seeded. Dressing: 1/2 cup nonfat mayonnaise Juice of 1 lime Garlic powder Mix together: Fill pita bread with chicken and 1 Tbsp of dressing. Slide skillet under broiler to brown top of frittata. Lifestyle Interventions G 37 . roasted. Add in shredded green and red cabbage. cover it with a double layer of foil. Add salt and pepper.Salsa 5 Roma tomatoes 1/4 cup fresh cilantro Juice from 1 lemon 1/2 medium onion Directions: Dice tomato and onion. Lower heat and cover for 3 to 5 minutes until mixture is firm. Veggie Frittata 1 Tbsp olive oil 5 eggs. Heat a grill pan or nonstick skillet over high heat. beaten Leftover raw veggies (green or red pepper. Mix well. heat oil over medium heat. Citrus Chicken Pitas Marinade: Juice of 2 oranges Juice of 2 limes Juice of 1 lemon 1 tsp fresh grated ginger 5 garlic cloves. Note: You may sauté veggies in sesame oil until slightly tender if you prefer your veggies a little softer. Pour in eggs. Note: If the skillets handle is plastic. Directions: Mix all marinade ingredients and marinate chicken strips over night if possible. broccoli. These are great with a serving of fruit.
Serve as a main dish or a side dish with a small portion of fish. Pour all in blender. Sauté in skillet. Add them to pot. tomato. water. Serve garnished with avocado. and peppers and cook until soft. and serve over brown rice. Combine water and bouillon cubes in pot and heat thoroughly until completely dissolved. crab. chopped 1 1/2 tsp sea salt 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 cup almond milk 1 avocado. or turkey. seeded and chopped 1/4 cup water 1 minced garlic clove 1/4 tsp onion powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp dried basil Dash of salt/pepper/cayenne (optional) Directions: Blend all ingredients until mixture is smooth. and tortilla chips. blend until completely smooth. cook another 5 minutes. to your taste.Spinach Salmon Soup (Amy Cutler’s Recipe) 6 green onions Fresh spinach leaves 2 zucchini 2 herbal bouillon cubes 1 vegetable bouillon cube 6 cups water 2 frozen salmon filets Fish seasoning Brown rice Feta cheese (herb garlic flavor) Directions: Defrost salmon filets and sprinkle with choice of seasoning. Soups and Salads Creamed Black Bean Soup (Amy Cutler’s Recipe) 3 cans black beans 2 cups water 1 cup chopped green and red peppers 3 cloves garlic. Be creative with your spices. Cream of Tomato Soup 2 ripe tomatoes. Photo courtesy of Cali Cutler 38 G Forbidden Secrets From Nature’s Pharmacy To Reverse Diabetes and Blood Sugar Problems . Set aside. chicken. shrimp. Add vegetables. olive oil. chopped 2 tomatoes. Add garlic. Pour back into pot. and almond milk. Pour mixture in pot over the stove and warm. Add cooked seasoned salmon (from separate skillet). Sprinkle with feta cheese. and then reheat with salt. lean beef. diced Tortilla chips for garnish Directions: Drain and rinse beans from cans.
Mix in the following herbs and spices and shake well: 1 tsp garlic salt 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp Italian seasoning (herb) 1 tsp garlic and herb blend seasoning 1/2 tsp sea salt Optional: 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil Strawberry Salad with Ginger Honey Dressing 5 cups bite-sized spinach pieces 2 cups sliced strawberries 1/3 cup toasted pecans. let Tilapia cook through on both sides. and chopped vegetables. occasionally adding spices. After water is heated. May add any spices to Tilapia. Photo courtesy of Cali Cutler Vinegar with No Oil Dressing Fill vinegar (1/3 cup) and water (1/8 cup) to their respective markings on the curette. Put a small pan on the stove on medium heat and add 1/8 cup water. salt. below) 1 lemon Directions: In a large salad bowl. mix lettuce (the darker the greens the better). paprika Italian dressing (optional. according to taste.Talapia Salad Romaine lettuce/spinach/dark leafy greens Tomatoes or cucumbers Tilapia fish A dash of pepper. loosely chopped 1/3 cup Gouda or Edom cheese Ginger-Honey Dressing (next page) Lifestyle Interventions G 39 . Pour Italian dressing over the salad mixture. Add to the salad or eat as a side.
Cucumber Dill Dressing 1 large cucumber 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 Tbsp dill seasoning 1 tsp minced garlic 2 Tbsp maple syrup (grade B is best) 1 tsp cold pressed flax seed oil Chopped celery (optional) Directions: Peel cucumber. Here’s what I suggest if you get bored of drinking water all day: Add a fresh squeezed lime and a small packet of stevia to each near-full water bottle and you’ll love this fresh limeade! Fiber from Fruits and Veggies Plan to eat nine fruit or vegetable servings daily. Pour over salad mixture. There are a number of various green drink 40 G Forbidden Secrets From Nature’s Pharmacy To Reverse Diabetes and Blood Sugar Problems . So if you weigh 128 pounds then you should drink 64 ounces or two quarts daily.Ginger-Honey Dressing 2 Tbsp lime juice 2 Tbsp honey 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1/4 tsp ground ginger or 1/2 teaspoon grated gingerroot Directions: Shake all ingredients in tightly covered container. Healthy Almond Ranch Dressing 2 cups almond milk 3 Tbsp ranch dressing seasoning (dry) 3 Tbsp ultra gel Directions: Blend ingredients together until smooth. Add chopped celery to thicken. though a green drink is the next best thing. Fruits are best in the morning for cleansing. Other Healthy Tips Drink Lots of Water Next. pasta. Pour over your favorite mixture of greens. or more. There is really nothing equivalent to the real thing. or use as sauce for chicken. and vegetables best in the evening for building. This can only be done consistently by placing your water bottle in front of you at home or work and measuring what you drink. Pour over your favorite mixture of greens. learn to drink (in ounces) half your body weight (in pounds) daily. Blend all ingredients until smooth.
” you’re now ready to get re-motivated to doing them.types available in health food stores that are the powder form of various fruits and vegetables. And the greener the better! Eat smaller meals more often. If you can honestly admit that even the word “exercise” is a turn-off for you. pepper. then please keep reading. chopped apples. peppers. natural flavors you can create by adding healthy foods to make a killer salad! I love to put purple onions. and even frustrating? What expectations of yourself did you have at the time? Was exercise a privilege at the time. just the thought of spending 30 to 60 minutes uninterrupted to nurture your body and mind through physical activity… like you might feel just prior to getting a massage or going into a hot tub… would revolutionize your motivation to get moving and engage in exercise. Find a quiet place with your journal and a pen… you are about to create something new in your paradigm of that word “exercise. then let it out with an audible sigh. Six small meals per day is recommended. Why has this word taken on such a meaning to cause discomfort even at just the sound of the word? Could it be from your experiences of it being hard. deep cleansing breath in. That’s right. Foods high in protein like fish. Your goal must be to discover your perfect exercise (that is fun!). Now continue slow focused breathing in which you maintain a feeling of peace. or other non-salt seasoning. Was there once a time in your life when you loved to exercise? Perhaps it was before you even understood what that word meant. Eating plenty of fiber foods (like fruits and veggies) works the best in diabetes. then develop a personal plan to implement this consistently. carrot slices.” Begin with a slow. goat cheese. Now allow yourself to feel and see what that small child (you) feels and sees for just a few moments. turkey and chicken. Soon your cravings will shift to produce as your predominate food source. Only colorful veggies go into my salads. or spouse? Let me create a new paradigm for you about exercise—a short restructuring of your beliefs and feelings about exercise. In other words. chopped almonds. coach. Notice the beauty of the scene before you. or was it something you felt you had to do out of obligation to a parent. age four. raisins. If you can’t seem to find the time to exercise. With your eyes still open. five. visualize yourself as a small child. and garlic on top of lots of fresh spinach and romaine lettuce. or six… See that you are smiling… laughing… playing carefree with your best friends outside. cucumber. Prepare for this short meditation experience. move your mental image from watching you to being you. Playtime Activities (Exercise) Though you learned about exercises when you were young and in your “prime. You’ll know them by their very “healthy” (and possibly pungent) smell. Give yourself about three weeks to adapt to the organic taste. Are you ready? It is possible to restructure your belief about exercise so that when you say that word you suddenly feel… excitement and anticipation. say. you might be amazed at the tasty. Also. or meat substitutes should be eaten in a palm-size amount but more often. painful. then please keep reading. Lifestyle Interventions G 41 . boiled eggs. sunflower seeds. unrewarding.
now visualize yourself playing as a child again and see that you transition into your adult body in an instant. for playtime. pain. Remember how you would stay out playing even when it got to be cold and dark outside? Why did you want to keep playing? Did you feel the excitement of being with friends and doing carefree things? Can you remember that you felt creative. This will go a long way to eliminating stress too! Stress Reduction It is a well known fact that blood glucose increases whenever the body is experiencing a lot of stress. Once you are in tune and can clearly identify your pervasive feelings regarding certain actions or conditions you have created for yourself. you don’t even notice you are exercising because of the energy you are breathing in! And best of all. such as making forts out of the house furniture. This first means you must be able to discover how things in your life make you feel. and if you are wishing for something different. be it physical or emotional stress. and energized? See yourself stopping for just a moment to take in the beauty of those playtime feelings.Maybe you can remember several scenes of you playing as a child—see the various locations you played. These hormones cause your body’s glycogen stores to quickly be converted to glucose in order to “fight or run. or turmoil with play! Your creative mind is active… you feel very little exercise limitations. Another way to look at stress reduction is from the positive side of the equation. Let go of your fears and follow your heart. you are smiling! Your body loves it.” Consider what it would look like for you to free up 30 minutes of your time. When you are stressed. 42 G Forbidden Secrets From Nature’s Pharmacy To Reverse Diabetes and Blood Sugar Problems . you must learn to identify stress so you can overcome and eliminate it. In fact. two hormones called adrenaline and cortisol are released by your adrenal gland. You may even play for longer each of these four days. Then your stress will disappear regarding this thing. as if you could run without really getting tired… and whatever activity you did was the perfect thing at the time… remember? Keeping those feelings within you (the child). With this pattern you learn to let go of being the victim in life—full of frustration and stress—to being the creator of your happiness.” Therefore. holding those same former freeing feelings and perspectives of playtime. four days per week. You love it! And you are creating this feeling—in anticipation for your next exercise session. Notice you feel no fear. free. With your eyes still open. then have the guts to take action to change it. which I will now refer to as your next “playtime activity. or the playground. I call this living your passion or “following your bliss.” This means having the personal power to change what is not working in your life. the field. see yourself at your current age walking alone or with a friend somewhere near your home. at the creek. playing out on the lawn.
lymph system. Recipes are easy-to-make. This program is the best overall approach to preventing and even reversing Type 2 Diabetes. The daily audio instruction guides you each day to help replace unhealthy eating habits with nutrient-rich whole foods. And your personal coach (a close friend or family member) helps challenge and encourage you every step of the way! Once you have established new eating habits. Your journal log helps identify your own core beliefs and the feelings holding you back from making changes. Lifestyle Interventions G 43 . It’s nearly impossible NOT to experience true health with this program.to ten-day liquid only cleanse. Following your liquid cleanse. anger. and depression which are putting an added strain on their heart and metabolism.What You Can Expect From 90 Days to True Health™ The program I developed is called 90 Days to True Health™. and keep it off. you’ll begin to see pounds melt off of your body! After you’ve been on the 90 Days to True Health™ program for 30 days you can expect to feel better as your aches and pains start to disappear. manual instructions.truehealth. see your health and enthusiasm for life transform. It is a three-month experiential training program that can only be obtained by going online to www. You’ll notice many food cravings disappear. and creating rewarding experiences in your life. You’ll be able to curb your unhealthy food addictions. And you’ll even develop a taste for high fiber. Even if you are a beginner. and lose some serious weight (ten to 40 pounds average range) if needed. Therefore. During the next 30 days. At this point. happier. You’ll find out how to shop for and prepare nutrient-concentrated foods. You’ll be amazed as your blood pressure and blood sugar normalize. you’ll learn the fundamental principles of whole-foods eating. This 12-week self-mastery course uses daily audio training. journal writing. The supplements recommended push your body to achieve optimum digestive health and cleansing. and are only needed for two months. You’ll begin to use several of the cleansing supplements recommended with this program. your cells become more sensitive to insulin. nutrient concentrated foods. and better than they have in years! They also reduce stress. This cleanse is supported by additional supplements. and you learn the amazing secret of how to eat less food yet not feel hungry. In the first 30 days. and blood. meditation. 90 Days to True Health™ is a permanent weight loss and health restoration program. you’ll learn to prepare and eat whole foods without feeling starved—and this is the key to permanent weight loss and health restoration! After 60 days you’ll experience a liquid cleansing and detoxification of your body toxins and a cleansing of your mind from toxic emotions. healing key relationships. you’ll reintroduce whole foods in a step-by-step manner. optimize your health. and a personal coach to assist you throughout the program. You will also learn the principles of a liquid cleanse and how to properly return to eating solid foods. digestive system. this program will allow you to get off many prescription medications. Even if you don’t have diabetes. the program then focuses on exercise. Simple shopping lists support the weekly meal plans—and your daily audio instruction keeps you engaged in the process. Most people permanently lost ten to 40 pounds and feel healthier.com. you’ll actually go on a seven. skin. It’s aimed at restoring optimal function to your liver.
Then during the final 30 days. 44 G Forbidden Secrets From Nature’s Pharmacy To Reverse Diabetes and Blood Sugar Problems . you will prepare for and set your clear goals for true health for the remainder of your life. program participants continue to make huge improvements to their health and the weight continues to melt off even after the 90 days end because the new healthier lifestyle becomes habit and sticks with you for the rest of your life. And you will learn an integrative medicinal approach to treating the most common illnesses. you will expand upon the core recipes of the program. There’s no doubt about it: 90 Days to True Health™ works! The results are incredible and permanent. Finally. Actually. You’ll create a method of exercise that works best for you. You will be challenged to engage in relationships through service and teaching of your newfound skills.
which activates insulin receptor sensitivity much like omega-3 fatty acids in fish and cod liver oil. I Selenium works closely with glutathione peroxidase and vitamin E to prevent oxidative damage—200 to 400 mcg/day. not synthetic vitamins. I Coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone). I Vitamin B12 is helpful in the prevention and slowing the progression of diabetic retinopathy. These usually are in a multivitamin. I Alpha lipoic acid—300 to 600 mg/day. I Inositol—1. primrose oil. Some studies have shown that CoQ10 can stimulate insulin production and reduce fasting blood glucose and ketone body levels by 30 percent.500 mg/day. I Chromium from brewer’s yeast—200 to 800 mcg/day. I Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). I Biotin. I recommend vitamins from whole-foods sources. and even from flax seed oil—2 Tbsp daily. I Vitamin E with using all the tocopherols and tocotrienes—400 to 800 mg/day.PART VI Nutrient Supplements to Lower Blood Sugar Nutrient Supplements Here are the nutrient supplements that have been shown to reduce blood sugars and adipocytokines.000 to 1.000 to 5. Nutrient Supplements to Lower Blood Sugar G 45 . I Acetyl L-Carnitine is an amino acid that builds cellular energy metabolism via the transport of fat into the mitochondria to make energy.000 mcg/day.000 mg/day. I Vitamin C—1. I Flavonoids found in colorful fruits and veggies. I Omega-3 fatty acids from fish. I Digestive enzymes—one during each meal for at least four months. Zinc. and Vanadium (10-50 mg/day). I Folic acid—800 to 1.
One important study using milk thistle in diabetics with liver cirrhosis showed a significant blood sugar reduction over 12 months from 190 mg/dl at baseline to 165 mg/dl at 12 months. Approximately 400 different herbs have been used as effective medications to control diabetes. cholesterol.86 I Citrus Aurantium (orange bitters)—Stimulates the sympathetic nervous system thus increasing metabolism and lowering appetite.87 I Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)—Leaves have a reported weak anti-diabetic activity and have been shown experimentally to lower blood sugar levels consistently by 26 percent in rats. and bring blood sugar levels to normal. In one study green tea increased insulin activity by about 15-fold. I Manganese can activate enzymes involved w/glucose metabolism and is an important cofactor in energy production and antioxidant enzymes—10 to 50 mg/day. and triglyceride levels. It significantly reduces food intake. I Green Tea—Increases metabolism and reduces chronic disease.88 I Cinnamon—Increases sugar metabolism in rodent fat cells 20-fold according to 46 G Forbidden Secrets From Nature’s Pharmacy To Reverse Diabetes and Blood Sugar Problems . few of these herbs that lower blood sugar have been adequately studied to determine their actual effects and potencies. However. Herbs There are several herbal preparations that have been used to control blood sugar levels beginning as early as 1550 B. It is thought that a deficiency of magnesium can interrupt insulin secretion and increase insulin resistance— 200 to 600 mg/day.83 Here are the more studied herbs to help regulate blood sugars in diabetes: I Gymnema Sylvestre (leaf)—Several small placebo-controlled trials show that gymnema extracts lower blood sugar levels by enhancing the action of insulin. body weight.I Vitamin B6 can inhibit the glycosylation of proteins known to cause tissue damage from excessive blood glucose levels—150 mg/day.84 I Garcinia Cambogia—Helps to reduce appetite and inhibit fat production without mental hyperactivity. Several human trials clearly show quite a significant improvement in blood sugar levels with gymnema. HbA1c levels dropped 7. Animal studies indicate that gymnema can double the number of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. an effect of the active ingredient.9 percent at baseline to 7.2 percent at 12 months. an important organ especially in diabetes.85 I Ginseng (Korean and American)—One study showed a significant reduction in post-meal glucose versus placebo in Type 2 Diabetes. I Magnesium may alter both insulin secretion and the activity of insulin. I Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum)—One large fenugreek study in participants with poorly controlled Type 2 Diabetes found a mean fasting blood sugar decrease from 151 mg/dl (baseline) to 112 mg/dl after 24 weeks. I Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)—Is extremely good at cleansing the liver. epigallocatechin gallate.C.
Once you clearly desire to live a life of true health. in most cases.researchers at the University of California in Santa Barbara as reported in Diabetes Care. It is largely inherited. The 90 Days to True Health™ program plus nutrient supplements known to control blood sugar can. There are risk factors and causes (factors that contribute directly to the illness) that must be considered. reverse these diseases of blood sugar and insulin metabolism. much like other chronic disease states that develop over time. but genetic expression can nearly always be curtailed in Type 2 Diabetes through natural means and does not necessarily require prescription medications. Nutrient Supplements to Lower Blood Sugar G 47 . The same researchers also found that less than 1/2 tsp of cinnamon daily for 40 days significantly dropped blood sugar levels in 60 study participants with Type 2 Diabetes. Summary Diabetes mellitus is a chronic illness of blood sugar metabolism dysfunction. Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome can be reversed.
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